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804.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dear, F Evans, Habermel, Mitchell, Moyies and Stafford.

805.

Declarations of Interest

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·       Councillor Beggs

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 8th February 2022

 

Minute 674 (SEND Peer Review) – Non-pecuniary interest: Family member has special educational needs and disabilities;

 

·       Councillor Berry

 

Development Control Committee – 9th February 2022

 

Application Ref. No. 20/00337/OUTM – Land at Fossets Farm, Sutton Road – Disclosable non-pecuniary interest: Is the Secretary of the “Fossetts for the People” campaign. (Attended the meeting as a Ward Councillor to present his objection to the application only but withdrew from the meeting after his objection had been presented to the Committee);

 

·       Councillor Buck

 

Cabinet Committee – 4th January 2022

 

Minute 651 (Petition Report – Esplanade Gardens proposal to replace paving slabs with Tarmacadam) – Non-pecuniary interest: Contractor at the former Havens Hospice site, which was mentioned in the debate, is a contractor of his;

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 7th February 2022

 

Minute 662 (DfT Tranche 2 – Active Travel Fund) – Non-pecuniary interest: Son attends Eastwood Academy which is mentioned in the report;

Minute 664 (20mph Neighbourhoods) – Non-pecuniary interest: Contacted by residents in respect of this matter;

 

·       Councillor Burton

 

Cabinet – 13th January 2022

 

Minute 606 (SEND Peer Review) – Non-pecuniary interest: Teacher at a school outside the City;

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 8th February 2022

 

Minute 674 (SEND Peer Review) – Non-pecuniary interest: Teacher at a school outside the City;

 

·       Councillor Collins

 

Cabinet Committee – 4th January 2022

 

Minute 649 (Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th September 2021) – Non-pecuniary interest: Lives in Green Lane which was mentioned in the debate;

 

Development Control Committee – 9th February 2022

 

Application Ref. No. 21/01453/FULH – 15 Leslie Road, Eastwood – Non-pecuniary interest: Had been in correspondence with residents in the area in respect of a previous application;

 

·       Councillor Cowan

 

Development Control Committee – 5th January 2022

 

Application Ref No. 21/00061/UNAU_B – 193 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea – Non-pecuniary interest: Rental property in the vicinity;

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 7th February 2022

 

Minute 662 (DfT Tranche 2 – Active Travel Fund) – Non-pecuniary interest: Appointed Governor at Prince Avenue School, and has a child at a school which was mentioned in the report;

Minute 664 (20mph Neighbourhoods) – Non-pecuniary interest: Knows some of the public questioners;

 

Development Control Committee – 9th February 2022

 

Application Ref. No. 20/00337/OUTM – Non-pecuniary interest: Members of the “Fossetts for the People” campaign are known to him;

 

Standards Committee – 14th February 2022

 

Minute 700 (Compliant against a Councillor – Reference 20/012) – Non-pecuniary interest: Knows the Councillor subject to the complaint as a fellow Councillor;

 

Council – 10th March 2022

 

Minute 807 (Public Questions) – Non-pecuniary interest: Knows some of the public questioners;

 

 

 

·       Councillor Cowdrey

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 7th February 2022

 

Minute 662 (DfT Tranche 2 Active Travel Fund) – Non-pecuniary interest: son is a teacher at one of the schools mentioned in the report;

 

Standards Committee – 14th February 2022

 

Minute 700 (Compliant against a Councillor – Reference 20/012) –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 805.

806.

Communications

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(a) Welcome – Councillor Darryl Jones

 

The Worshipful the Mayor welcomed Councillor Darryl Jones, the newly elected Councillor for the Southchurch Ward.

 

(b) City Status

 

The Worshipful the Mayor informed Councillors that the Special Council meeting held on 1st March 2022 to confer city status on the Borough of Southend-on-Sea has been regarded as hugely successful and on behalf of the Council she thanked everyone associated with the preparations for their hard work.

807.

Questions from Members of the Public

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written questions received from members of the public.

808.

Questions from Members of the Council

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written and supplementary questions received from Councillors.

809.

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday, 9 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 568 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 9 December 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

810.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Council held Tuesday, 25 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 185 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 25 January 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

 

811.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Council held Tuesday, 25 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 25 January 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

812.

Minutes of the Extraordinary Council held Thursday, 17 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 423 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on Thursday 17 February 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

 

813.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 1 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 452 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

814.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held Tuesday, 4 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

815.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 5 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 300 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

816.

Minutes of the meeting of Audit Committee held Wednesday, 12 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

817.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Thursday, 13 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 300 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 602 (Resourcing Better Outcomes Financial Performance Report for November) be approved.

 

818.

Minutes of the meeting of Appointments and Disciplinary Committee held Monday, 24 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 314 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

819.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Monday, 24 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

820.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 24 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

821.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 7 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 331 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

822.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held Tuesday, 8 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

823.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 9 February 2022 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 393 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

824.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held Thursday, 10 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

825.

Minutes of the meeting of Standards Committee held Monday, 14 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

826.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held Tuesday, 7 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

827.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee A held Monday, 13 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

828.

Notice of Motion - Right to Food pdf icon PDF 417 KB

Notice of Motion attached

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Resolved:

 

That the Notice of Motion concerning the Right to Food be referred to the Housing and Communities Working Party.

829.

Appointment of External Auditor pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Report of Executive Director (Finance and Resources) attached

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The Council considered a report of the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) summarising the options for the arrangements to appoint the External Auditors following the end of the current arrangements at the conclusion of the 2022/23 audit.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Council ‘opt-in’ to the Local Government Association (LGA) sector led body Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA) for the independent appointment of the Council’s External Auditor, beginning with the audit for the financial year 2023/24.

830.

Changes to the Constitution

Report of Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) to follow

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This matter was withdrawn.

831.

Appointments to Committees, etc

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Resolved:

 

That the list of membership changes and appointments to Committees, etc, as appended to the minutes, be approved.

832.

Opposition Business - Building on the Greenbelt

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In accordance with Standing Order 19 the Conservative Group requested that their motion relating to building on the green belt be debated.

 

During consideration of the matter an amendment to the motion was proposed by the Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning and duly seconded with the support of the Leader of the Conservative Group:

 

‘Building on the Greenbelt

 

This Council notes the concerns that some residents have on possible option of building new homes on land designated as Green Belt shown in the recent Refining the Options consultation document.

 

Central Government has established a Standard Methodology (SM) which identifies a minimum annual housing need figure for each local authority area in the Country. Local Planning Authorities are then able to establish a “housing requirement figure” for their area, through the preparation of Local Plans, which shows the extent to which their identified housing need can be met, which includes the review and assessment of sustainable development and constraints such as the Green Belt.

 

This Council therefore resolves:

 

1. To note that local housing requirement figures are set by this Council through the preparation of a Local Plan which is subject to examination by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

 

2. To undertake its own housing needs assessment for the City as part of the preparation of a new Local Plan as required by Government.

 

3. To acknowledge that this Council can restrict development in the Green Belt in line with national policy subject to its review and appropriate consideration alongside other matters including development needs as part of the Local Plan process where its approach is found to be sound by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

 

4. To exercise its ability to restrict housing development in the Green Belt in line with national planning policy where the Local Plan process shows this to be a sound course of action as examined by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.’

 

It was resolved to adopt the amended motion as set out above.

 

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